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Review: Players (2024)

I reviewed Players for Ebert. Honestly, it doesn’t really work overall, but the group dynamic is often very funny – and there’s one line by a guy who shows up once – “Uh, I’m a librarian” – that made me … Continue reading

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Movies I Loved in 2022

It is the month of Top 10 Lists. I’ve submitted a few to different sites. And … each list is slightly different. Because I’m not a list person and I don’t rank things and I really don’t like to argue … Continue reading

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October 2022 Viewing Diary

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation (2020; d. Lisa Immordino Vreeland) Fascinating dual portraits. No “talking heads”. The entire thing is made up of their own voices, told in talk shows, or interviews. Amazing footage I’ve never seen before. Christine … Continue reading

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Review: Stay the Night (2022)

My response to this movie was so strong I had to interrogate it a little bit. What is this bringing up in me? Why such a personal reaction? This calls into question the whole film critic thing in general. Why … Continue reading

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May 2022 Viewing Diary

This was the month of watching only the first two episodes of various television series. I just couldn’t keep going – not because they’re bad, but because … I have other things I have to do and/or watch. Robert De … Continue reading

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Review: Dinner in America (2022)

Wow. I really loved this. I didn’t love this for the first 15 minutes. It felt empty. I was irritated. And then … It won me over. I love it when that happens. I reviewed for Ebert.

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Criterion June releases announced

Some fabulous titles: Pink Flamingoes! Shaft! And: I’m thrilled that Criterion is releasing Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World, a movie that’s been sweeping up awards ever since it appeared first on the festival circuit last year. The … Continue reading

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Review: Dating & New York (2021)

A rom-com for the millennial set. This is not me saying that. It’s marketed that way. While a lot of this flat out did not work for me, I did like the script and the observations of Jonah Feingold (writer-director) … Continue reading

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December 2020 Viewing Diary

I hope you like The X-Files. Look forward to hearing from fans of the show. The past couple of months have been heart-wrenching for my family. It will continue to be so. We are struggling under the weight of the … Continue reading

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June 2020 Viewing Diary

Deadwind (2018; d. Rike Jokela) A Finnish crime drama television series on Netflix I got sucked into. I’ve been doing mostly binge-watching these days. Having a hard time absorbing movies, I’m not sure what’s going on. I am grateful for … Continue reading

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